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University News

Magic class melds philosophy, science

February 18, 2011 0 comments

Your room is in complete disarray — clothes everywhere, books and notebooks scattered across your bed, old take-out containers littering the floor. You absolutely hate cleaning, but it has to be done — can magic help?

University News

Survey finds students not afraid of the dark

December 1, 2010 0 comments

Brown, like any urban campus, is vulnerable to the dangers of the city. But students seem to feel fairly confident about their safety, according to last month’s Herald poll.

Meal plan costs are set each February based on recommendations of the University Resources Committee. This year, they increased 2.5 percent.

Features

Behind the balance sheet: an inside look at BDS

October 14, 2010 0 comments

While all undergraduates depend on it at some point during their time here, Brown Dining Services is little understood by the student body. BDS is always a topic of conversation.

Metro

ABC drama filmed in R.I. set to premiere

September 16, 2010 0 comments

People familiar with Rhode Island sights will want to add a new television show to their list this year. “Body of Proof,” a new drama on ABC, has been filming in and around Providence since July, and will most likely premiere at the end of October, said Matthew Gross, an executive producer of the show. 

University News

In new television drama, it’s always rainy in ‘Providelphia’

September 14, 2010 0 comments

People familiar with Rhode Island sights will want to add a new television show to their list this year. “Body of Proof,” a new drama on ABC, has been filming in and around Providence since July, and will most likely premiere at the end of October, said Matthew Gross, an executive producer of the show. 

University News

Majority of students favor eliminating tableslips

April 13, 2010 0 comments

On the heels of the announcement that the Undergraduate Finance Board voted to end funding for tableslips, 52.4 percent of students said they would approve of eliminating tableslips in favor of centralized announcements, according a recent Herald poll.

Higher Ed

House passes student loan overhaul

March 24, 2010 0 comments

The U.S. House of Representatives passed health care reform legislation late Sunday night that also included provisions for an overhaul of the federal student loan program, Reuters reported. The legislation means the government’s role in providing the loans would increase.

University News

Frosh will need to show writing skills

March 4, 2010 0 comments

Seniors will have to “show evidence of their writing” in order to graduate, beginning with the class of 2013, Dean of the College Katherine Bergeron will announce Thursday. “All students are expected to work on their writing both in general courses and in their concentration,” Bergeron wrote in an e-mail to be sent to students Thursday. Sophomores will have to reflect on their writing in their concentration forms, according to the letter.

Features

After studying abroad, readjustment difficult for some

February 16, 2010 0 comments

Every year approximately one-third of the junior class spends a semester abroad — attending a foreign university, exploring a foreign country and adapting to a foreign culture. But by the time they return to Brown, it may have begun to feel foreign too.

University News

Smiley: King ‘died for more than just this’

February 6, 2010 0 comments

In the 13th Martin Luther King Jr. lecture, television and radio personality Tavis Smiley urged a mostly full Salomon 101 to push harder for the civil rights changes that King advocated.

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